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  • Aloha Potter

    A little Angelfish, living off the beautiful coral reefs of Hawaii, learns to deal with unwelcome teasing

    A lttle fish learns to deal with teasing. Potter the Anglefish lives among the beautiful coral reefs off the islands of Hawaii. But all is not perfect in paradise... there is always Alakuma the Crab. When bothered by Al's persistent teasing, Potter and his pals try various ways for dealing with this annoying crustacean, and in the process find that some strategies work better than others. This DVD is a word for word match of the storybook and will help you:

    • Explore the nature of teasing
    • Build enthusiasm for life-long growth and learning
    • Identify techniques for coping with the challenges of teasing
    • Introduce the marine life of Hawaii

    Age Group: Grades K-4

    Author Linda Talley

    Illustrator Andra Chase

    Key Concept: Coping with teasing

     

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  • Aloha Potter

    A little Angelfish, living off the beautiful coral reefs of Hawaii, learns to deal with unwelcome teasing

    A lttle fish learns to deal with teasing. Potter the Anglefish lives among the beautiful coral reefs off the islands of Hawaii. But all is not perfect in paradise... there is always Alakuma the Crab. When bothered by Al's persistent teasing, Potter and his pals try various ways for dealing with this annoying crustacean, and in the process find that some strategies work better than others. This DVD is a word for word match of the storybook and will help you:

    • Explore the nature of teasing
    • Build enthusiasm for life-long growth and learning
    • Identify techniques for coping with the challenges of teasing
    • Introduce the marine life of Hawaii

    Age Group: Grades K-4

    Author Linda Talley

    Illustrator Andra Chase

    Key Concept: Coping with teasing

     

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  • A New York story weighs love against material wealth. Hit the sidewalks of New York with a girl named Margot and a Dalmatian pup named Bailey. Both are on their best behavior in anticipation of their shared birthday celebration. Students will feel Bailey's keen disappointment when all he gets for his birthday is a kiss and a bandanna. And they will rejoice with Bailey's realization that the love and support of his family are more important than material gifts. This DVD is a word for word match of the storybook.

    Bailey s Birthday will help you:

    • Explore the value of material gifts as measures of worth
    • Promote growth in self-confidence
    • Introduce factual information about aviation, about the canine species, and about the sights and history of New York City

     " Bailey learns] about something more important than material gifts: the love and support of a family. Recommended." - Video Librarian

    Author Elizabeth Happy

    Illustrator Andra Chase

    Key Concept: Celebrating gifts of the heart

    Age Group: K-4 

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  • Feathers at Las Flores

    A parrot learns valuable lessons about gossiping and repeating personal or unfounded information.

    Fly into Miami Beach and meet a parrot who talks too much. People never stop talking, do they? And from his perch at Las Flores café, Feathers hears every word — and repeats a good deal of what he hears. The problem is, the words sometimes get a little jumbled up, turned around, stretched out of shape. That's what happens when Julio finds a ten dollar bill on the sidewalk. By the end of the day — and with the help of the talkative Feathers — Julio's bit of good luck has grown to immense proportions — at least in the minds of the regulars at Las Flores. Feathers' misadventures take place within sight of palm trees and blue ocean waters in Miami Beach, Florida. Andra Chase has depicted a kaleidoscope of local color and characters in her sunny watercolor illustrations.                         

     Feathers at Las Flores will help you:

    • Demonstrate the hazards of repeating personal, sensational, or unfounded information
    • Introduce facts about parrots and other tropical birds
    • Present information about the state of Florida



    " The message is clear and easy to understand—choose your own words with care. This video would be an excellent addition to units on character education."  School Library Journal

    Author Linda Talley

    Illustrator Andra Chase

    Key Concept: Repeating rumor and gossip

    Age Group: Grades K-4

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  • Following Isabella

    Set in Spain a sheep named Isabella learns what it takes to become a leader and not a follower.

    • A herd of Spanish sheep is badly in need of guidance. Everyone knows that sheep are followers. They are perfectly content to trail along behind whomever happens to be a few steps ahead. This is exactly the case with a flock of sheep living outside a tiny village in the heart of Spain. One day Isabella begins to wonder if there isn't another way. "Must we always be wandering about willy-nilly, nobody knowing where we are going?" But recognizing the need for a leader and accepting the responsibility of being one are two different things. It will require a bolt of lightning — literally — to transform the reluctant Isabella into the leader she must be. From crumbling stone farm buildings and rugged grazing land to the pinnacled Alcazar, once home of Queen Isabella, this story captures the drama of the Spanish landscape, the perfect backdrop for the exciting events that lead to our Isabella's transformation. 

      Following Isabella will help you:

      • Consider leadership as a service to one's community
      • Investigate different kinds of leadership
      • Present information about sheep and sheep farming
      • Explore the geography and culture of Spain


      "A story about leadership, confidence, initiative and cooperation. Particularly useful for studies in social skills and character education. [Isabella] will be appreciated by general viewers as well." — School Library Journal

      Author Linda Talley

      Illustrator Andra Chase

      Key Concept: Becoming a leader

      Age Group: Grades K-4


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  • Ingers Promise

    A reindeer in the Arctic Circle learns a lesson about being dependable and trustworthy

    Travel north to the Arctic Circle, where reliability can be a matter of survival. Inger may have the whitest fur and an impressive set of antlers, but his friends just can't depend on this young reindeer. First he disrupts a wedding. Next he forfeits the big sled race. Will Inger get another chance to prove he can be trusted? Inger's opportunity soon comes, against the backdrop of an unforgiving Arctic snowstorm, and at stake are the lives of three reindeer. Inger's story is set in Norway and features a fast-fading way of life among the Sami reindeer herders, who have lived in close interdependence with the reindeer for centuries. In glowing watercolors, illustrator Andra Chase depicts the rugged beauty of the Norwegian landscape and the richly colorful Sami people who live there. 

    Inger s Promise will help you:

    • Emphasize the value of being trustworthy
    • Investigate the lives of the Sami people
    • Introduce information about reindeer and other Arctic wildlife
    • Explore the geography and culture of Norway


    "The large watercolor illustrations are perfect for storytime sharing with ages five to ten." — Small Press Magazine

    Author Jami Parkison

    Illustrator Andra Chase

    Key Concept: Being trustworthy

    Age Group: Grades K-4

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  • Jackson's Plan

    Jackson, a green tree frog in the Okefenokee Swamp, learns to persevere in the face of obstacles

    Visit the Okefenokee for a lesson in pursuing goals. Jackson is a green tree frog and a resident of the Okefenokee Swamp in southern Georgia. One afternoon, Jackson learns that a slick new brochure is being prepared to draw tourists to this famed wildlife refuge, home to alligators and water lilies, coach whip snakes and cypress trees, pileated woodpeckers and cinnamon ferns. Jackson is determined that the diminutive green tree frog species will not be left out. Jackson's plan takes him on a photo shoot through three habitats of the Okefenokee — the swampy woods, the piney woods, and the open marshlands. Along his madcap way, he encounters obstacles and setbacks, but Jackson perseveres — with surprising results. 

    Jackson s Plan will help you:

    • Promote goal-setting and strategic planning
    • Encourage perseverance in the face of obstacles
    • Explore the ecology of wetlands and the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge


    "A striking multimedia presentation package." — Children's Bookwatch

    Author Linda Talley

    Illustrator Andra Chase

    Key Concept: Learning to persevere

    Age Group: Grades K-4

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  • Jomo and Mata

    Two elephants learn the uniqueness of one another by learning about sibling rivalry

    Promote understanding and respect among brothers and sisters. Jomo is four years younger than Mata. Little brother can't hope to match Mata at digging into the dry earth with his feet and tusks to find underground water. Jomo might just as well rest in his brother's shadow and play a tune on his trunk. But when the riverbed dries up, thirsty Jomo learns that digging a well is sometimes more important than besting his brother. The dramatic Jomo and Mata video features the sprawling vistas of the East African savannah and its beguiling inhabitants, and the storybook's colorful endpages present a host of facts about the African grasslands. 

    Jomo and Mata will help you:

    • Look at family life among the giants of the land
    • Investigate the important issue of sibling rivalry
    • Promote an awareness of the uniqueness of each student
    • Explore the land and inhabitants of East Africa

    "Highly recommended for classroom use, Grades K-4." —Small Press Magazine

    Author Alyssa Chase

    Illustrator Andra Chase

    Key Concept: Sibling Rivalry

    Age Group: Grades K-4

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  • Kiki and the Cuckoo

    Coping with competition and jealousy - a lesson in peaceful co-existence

    When Kiki sees the green and brown Kansas meadow laid out below him like a welcome mat, he knows just what to do - claim the meadow as his own, sing a song, and attract a lovely meadowlark wife.  But Kiki's perfect plan for happiness goes awry when he is lured into a senseless rivalry with the wooden inhabitant of a clock.  "Cuckoo! Cuckoo! I'm the best!" calls the mechanical bird.  "I'm ruined!" wails Kiki.  "That bird sings in MY meadow!"  The story of how Kiki regains his meadow and his self-esteem teaches a valuable lesson about competition.

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  • Ludmilas Way

    A horse named Ludmila learns the value and benefits of sharing in a barn in Russia

    Discover the spirit of generosity in a timeless Russian village. When homeless dog Vladimir is rescued from the cold, he joins a growing community of animal characters who inhabit Ludmila's barn — Ludmila herself, of course, and the three hens, the two cows, the one contrary goose — and we mustn't forget the mylishe, tiny but hungry — and then the swallows! Ludmila knows the best way to maintain harmony in these tight quarters: share and share alike. The ancient town of Suzdal, with its onion shaped domes, belltowers, wooden windmills, and chalk-white monasteries, provides the backdrop for this simple story of generosity. A traditional Russian family, that cares for the animals and grows fruit and vegetables on the small plot of land, echoes — in human terms — the theme of sharing.

    Ludmila s Way will help you:

    • Promote the value and benefits of sharing
    • Demonstrate how one person can bring about group change
    • Introduce the geography and culture of Russia


    Author Linda Talley

    Illustrator Andra Chase

    Key Concept: Sharing

    Age Group: Grades K-4

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  • Stanley's This is the Life

    A black bear named Stanley learns the importance of exercise and healthy eating habits

    Making healthy choices, Stanley the bear shows children how healthful nutrition and exercise give the body the energy and strength to live a life full of fun and adventure. When Stanley goes on an eating binge and accidentally falls asleep in a camper, he suddenly awakes and finds himself far away from home and stranded at a drive-in - which appears to be "the life." However, after days of eating cookies and candy, sleeping and watching movies, Stanley realizes he is not living "the life." He is very overweight and feeling very tired. He doesn't have the energy to fish, run or climb trees anymore. In his effort to get his real life back, Stanley learns that eating healthy food makes him feel better and gives him the strength to do all of the fun things he really liked to do in the forest. "He thought about the food at the drive-in, the frightening chase in the forest, and the long journey home. Now Stanley stayed away from people and their cookies. He caught fish. He ate pine nuts and huckleberries. He felt healthy. He felt strong.

    .  Stanley s "This Is the Life!" will help you:

    • Promote healthy nutrition
    • Introduce the right foods to give the body energy
    • Emphasize why it's important to be active
    "An entertaining production that offers a subtle message regarding preservation and self-reliance." - Booklist


    Age Group: Grades K-4

    Author Alyssa Chase Rebein

    Illustrator Andra Chase

    Key Concept: Health and wellness


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  • Straight Talk About Anger

    Dealing with Anger. Grades 6-8

    Learn to address conflict in appropriate ways.
    Early adolescence is a time of rapid and dramatic changes. Navigating the social and emotional complexities presented by daily life can be especially challenging during the teen years. Introducing this "call in" program, hosts Melissa and Randy discuss the emotion of anger and the complications that can arise when reacting to this powerful feeling. 

    Managing anger is a skill that can be learned, and getting in touch with underlying unmet needs is at the core of this process. In the variety of scenarios presented, young teens find ideas that resonate with their own lives and learn techniques to developing a healthy approach to controlling anger. Providing guidance along the path to emotional maturity Straight Talk About Anger can help boys and girls improve personal insight and the ways they relate to others.

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